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Johannesburg
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We booked this lodge for a one night stay. It was a late booking and we were searching around the Komatipoort area for a good place to stay. We arrived late at night and were pleasantly surprised. The rooms are stunning and the decor is beautiful. Each room/suite is designed and decorated differently. We had booked 5 rooms and therefore... More 

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your recommendation, I am pleased we could turn this "chance" encounter into a memorable experience for you all. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Colin More 

Slagelse, Denmark
1 review
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Nice, friendly and excellent choice for a family trip to the near by Kruger park. I can only recommend Buhala Lodge if you look for a place to stay for a couple of days. Excellent food served in a quiet atmosphere.

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

It is great to get feedback like this, thanks for taking the time to write your review. We are all very proud of Buhala and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We stayed for 3 nights here. It was the perfect way to end our African holiday. Charming, comfortable and stylish. Great food, incredible views and sunsets, with a passing parade of wildlife to keep things interesting. I would definitely keep this place on your radar.

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

We are really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at Buhala and trust you got home safely. Thanks for your visit, we look forward to having you back soon. Colin More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Had a wonderful two days at Buhala Lodge. Service was personal, friendly, and accommodating. The location on the Crocodile River is stunning. Nothing like waking up and watching a herd of elephants swimming across the river or a hippo or cape buffalo grazing along the shore. No TVs in rooms, but this is no time to be watching television.

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, the game viewing continues to be amazing which, as you point out, is why have a separate room for T.V.. I hope the rest of your trip was as good. More 

Johannesburg
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We absolutely loved everything about Buhala Lodge. From the amazing views, incredibly close encounters with the elephants in front of the lodge, the walks through the sugar cane and fruit trees and the DELICIOUS meals, this place is incredible.

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back soon. Colin. More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Our trip (first 6, then 8 Aussies) was a long time in the planning. Sugar (and then Carol) were extremely understanding & helpful during this period. When we finally arrived we were not disappointed. The location next to the Crocodile River & the Kruger National Park is great, as is the access to the Park and Leopard Creek (albeit back... More 

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Its always good having a few Aussies staying with us! Thanks for your review, I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip around S.A.. We look forward to having you back in the not to distant future. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016

A modern yet colonial style retreat on the banks of the Crocodile river with magnificent views and its own wildlife very close at hand. Elephant, buffalo, hippo and buck all could be seen at close quarters. The service, friendliness and quality of everything was beyond compare. Colin and Carol Rhodes have created a piece of heaven on earth of which... More 

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

It was great having you staying with us and it is always wonderful to be able to share Buhala with our guests. Thanks for you terrific review, we look forward to seeing you back at Buhala. More 

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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Travelling on South Africa we have spent a few days in this beautiful lodge facing Kruger Park View on the river with elephants buffaloes drinking Rooms are superb From the lodge safaris are organized Diner are delicious Lunch on the terrace with a beautiful sightseeing

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we enjoyed having you and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Located at the Crocodile River there is this beautiful and stylish lodge, with a grand terrace overlooking the river and its wildlife. Service and attention are the first and foremost things to offer the guests. Staff is very very friendly, hospitable and attentive. Well trained. The lodge is well designed and all finishings are of good quality. The interior decoration... More 

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

We are all really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, thanks for your wonderful review it is great to receive such positive feedback. We look forward to your return. All the best, Colin More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We're honeymooning and I wanted something special for the wife to remember. I found this lodge by chance on the net. This is my fourth trip to SA and I've stayed in many very good to excellent hotels etc. This one tops them all. From the second we arrived we were spoilt beyond what I would expect of any hotel.... More 

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ellie and Brian, it was wonderful to have you with us and we are really pleased to have helped make your honeymoon a memorable one. Feedback like this really gives us all a lift so thanks for taking the time. We wish you both all the best and hope to see you soon. Yours, Colin More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Buhala Lodge is an enchanted four star lodge situated on the Southern banks of the Crocodile River with sweeping views over the Kruger National Park. Along with the unique opportunity to play golf at the exclusive LEOPARD CREEK GOLF COURSE, Buhala Lodge also offers fine cuisine, an exceptional wine list, and friendly, happy service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buhala Lodge

Address: 12KM Beyond Malelane Town on the N4 | Van Graan Se Dam, Crocodile River, Malelane 1320, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Malelane
Price Range: $346 - $470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buhala Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“i would stay in room in main block with balcony looking over river”
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“Excluding the elephant suits, room 13 is the absolute best, with a huge terrace.”
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“Elephant suites are tops”
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“River facing rooms are preferable”
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